Mehmet Ali Aydınlar <br> <strong>Chairman of Board of Trustees</strong>
Mehmet Ali Aydınlar
Chairman of Board of Trustees

Dear Students,

Acıbadem University was established with the aim of transferring the knowledge and experience accumulated in many areas by the Acıbadem Healthcare Group, which has been offering quality and reliable health care services in our country for 25 years, to the field of education. The greatest propellant for the Acıbadem Healthcare Group, which was established in 1991 and gained great momentum in a short period of time to develop into a part of the world's second largest healthcare chain, was its vision. With a model that is an example to the world, Acıbadem created a holistic service understanding with its support services companies in addition to its hospitals and healthcare centres. One of the most important parts of this understanding, is Acıbadem University. The purpose of the establishment of our university, which is in a position of social responsibility project for Acıbadem Healthcare Group, was to educate competent, qualified individuals who can use high quality technology, who can produce science, who are innovative and inclined towards academic work, who can represent our country well in the national and international arena, and who can create solutions to the problems of the society we live in. We aim for Acıbadem University to become one of the leading universities in our country in the field of health sciences in particular. At our university, which filled its entire quota in the year it was established, the most important difference is the employment opportunity at the Acıbadem Healthcare Group after graduation. Our goal is to install the "Acıbadem Culture" from student years and spread our graduates who have been educate with this accumulation of knowledge to every corner of the country. I wish you success in your education life, and I welcome you all.

Mehmet Ali Aydınlar

Board of Trustees, Head

Born in 1956 in Arapgir, Mehmet Ali Aydınlar completed his education at İ.İ.T.İ.A and started his career as a financial advisor in 1981. In 1993, he entered the health sector at Acıbadem Hospital where he remains the chairman of the board of directors there. He received an honorary PhD degree at Dumlupınar University, Institute of Social Sciences in 2002. In 1998 he received an award for “Excellence in Movement” and in 2006 he was awarded the title “Enterpreneur of the Year” by the journal “The Economist”. He won the first prize title of “The Fastest Fish in Turkey” by a newspaper in the 2006 competition called ‘Fast Fish”. In the same year, İstanbul University, Management Faculty and “Dünya” newspaper gave him the title “Best Manager of the Year”. In 2007, he was chosen as “The Person Contributing the Most to Health” by the Health Volunteers’ club. He was elected member of the Fenerbahçe Sports Club four times and also worked as manager there for five years. Mehmet Ali Aydınlar was chairman of the Health Institutions Club for two terms and is currently a member of the following clubs: OHSAD, TÜSİAD, TÜGİAD, Fenerbahçe Foundation, İstanbul Board of Commerce, Haydarpaşa High School Graduates Club and Haydarpaşa High School Education Foundation. Mehmet Ali Aydınlar is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Acıbadem University.


Seher Aydınlar

Board of Trustees, Member

Hatice Seher Aydınlar was born in 1956 in İstanbul and graduated from Galatasaray University Faculty of Chemistry in 1979. She began to work in her career in the healthcare sector at Acıbadem Hospital in 1993. Seher Aydınlar is the Member of the Board of Trustees at Acıbadem University.


Dursun Ekşioğlu

Board of Trustees, Member

Born in Rize in 1953, Dursun Ekşioğlu completed his primary and secondary education in Rize and high school in İstanbul where he also attended university. He went on to attend graduate school in England in Business Management and Marketing and satisfied his military service requirements as an English interpreter as a reserve officer at İstanbul Military Academy. His wife is a lecturer at Marmara University and their children are currently attending graduate school in England. Mr. Dursun Ekşioğlu serves as chairman at four of the family companies in the real estate industry. For two years he was a member of the Fenerbahçe Sports Club Executive Board and a member of the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce Professional Committee for several periods. Dursun Ekşioğlu is the Member of the Board of Trustees at Acıbadem University.


Bülent SOYUPAK, M.D., Prof.

Board of Trustees, Member

Having graduated from Tarsus American High School in 1981 and Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty in 1987, Prof. Dr. Soyupak worked as a resident at Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, the Department of Urology between 1988-1993. During this time, he was an observer at Georgetown University Hospital for 3 months. In 1995, he joined the University of Pennsylvania as a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Urology. Having returned to Turkey in 1996, Prof. Dr. Soyupak received the title of Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor of Urology in 2005 at Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine. He has been working as Director and Chief Physician at Acıbadem Adana Hospital since 2012. Prof. Dr. Soyupak is married and father of two.


Birol YÜCEL

Board of Trustees, Member

Birol Yücel is the founding partner of Map Investment, which operates as a venture capital platform. During his more than 25 years of experience in the financial market, Yücel held various positions as Auditor and Consultant at Arthur Andersen, Vice President of Financial Affairs at Yapı Kredi Bank, and Partner and Manager of Turkven Real Estate Fund. He was in the board of directors in Finance, Real Estate, Telekom, Tourism, Health and Energy companies.


Gökhan GÜRCAN

Board of Trustees, Member

Gökhan joined Bupa Acıbadem Sigorta in 2010, as CEO until recently he was named Chairman. Since 2020, he has also been a member of Board of Trustees at Acıbadem University. He lead the Company through many significant changes including the acqusitions by Khazanah in 2013 and Bupa in 2019. He has a track record of delivering first-to-market projects and growing the company into a recognised leader in health insurance. In his 25 years’ experience, he has taken on various leadership positions in the insurance sector at Allianz and Ergo. He is a Harvard GMP and Koç MDP graduate and holds an MBA from Yeditepe, MIS and BA from Marmara.


Ahmet Sedat ARTUKOĞLU

Board of Trustees, Member

He was born in 1964, in Istanbul. After he completed Galatasaray High School in 1983, he graduated from the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences of Marmara University in 1987. He completed the Master of Health Facilities Management in Marmara Institute of Medical Sciences in 2004.

During his career he has begun since from 1989, after he has engaged in several management levels for 4 years in International Hospital - İstanbul, he has recently performed duty as Marketing Manager. After he has served as a Vice General Manager in German Hospital for 1.5 years, he has served as a consultant in Health sector for 4 years.

He started to work as General Coordinator in Acıbadem Hospital in 1997. He carried out several duties in Acıbadem Health Group. In the meantime, he has worked as executive manager in special projects such as several administrative positions, corporate development and public offering etc., particularly issues of all investments of the group. In 2004, he became the Co-Founder of Acıbadem Project Management Incorporated Company which was come into operation within the body of Acıbadem Holding. He currently serves as the General Manager of Acıbadem Project Management and Executive Committee Member of Acıbadem Health Group.


Ahmet Şahin, M.D., Prof.

Board of Trustees, Member

Ahmet Sahin, M.D.,Prof graduated from Galatasaray High School in 1979 and from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in 1985. He completed his residency training in Urology at the same university in 1991. He received the title of Associate Prof. in 1995, the title of full Professor in 2002. He worked in Long Island Jewish Hospital Clinic of Urology in USA between the years of 1996-1997. He worked as the Deputy Chief Physician and Chief Physician at Hacettepe University Hospital between 2000-2008. He joined Acibadem Healthcare Group in 2008 and he worked as the Director of Medical Services between the years 2008-2012. He is the President of Medical Executive Committee since May 2012 and he is working as the Rector of Acibadem University since August 2012.

Ahmet Şahin, M.D., Prof. <br> <strong>Rector</strong>
Ahmet Şahin, M.D., Prof.
Rector

Dear Students,

Acıbadem University is a young and thematic university in the area of health sciences. There have been two great powers hat have accelerated the establishment and development of Acıbadem University; first of which is the wish for of Acıbadem Healthcare Group to pass on the experience gained and knowledge acquired while offering quality health care services, to future generations. The second is the wish of the leading academicians of our country working within the group wishing to contribute to the health sciences by educating students and their research.

Educating professionals who are knowledgeable in all areas of health, who are researching, and questioning with our student centred, dynamic and modern education programs which encourage research is the main objective of our university.

In line with these objectives, we are paying special attention to the infrastructure work required to offer world class education. The contribution of our simulation centre to students, who in all our education programs first learn from dozens of scenarios before encountering patients, is incredible. We know that the bar on health education is now in a different place, and that Acıbadem moved that bar much higher...

We are chasing all kinds of innovation to strengthen education, and we will continue to do so. Learning what we do not know is also an absolute must for us too, but we are teaching what we already know well. Our efforts to improve will always continue, and we will look to the future with strength, confidence and hope...

  • Ahmet ŞAHİN, M.D., Prof., Rector
  • Ata AKIN, Ph.D.,Prof., Dean, Faculty of Engineering
  • Nadi BAKIRCI, M.D., Ph.D., Prof., Dean, School of Medicine
  • Murat BAŞ, Prof. Dr., Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • İnci USER, M.D., Ph.D., Prof., Dean, Faculty of Arts&Sciences
  • Mert ÜLGEN, Ph.D., Prof., Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy
  • M. Olcay ÇİZMELİ, M.D., Prof. Director, Vocational School of Health Services
  • Uğur ÖZBEK, M.D., Prof. Director, Institute of Health Sciences
  • Güldal SÜYEN, M.D., Ph.D., Prof., Head of Department of Physiology
  • Ahmet ŞAHİN, M.D., Prof., Rector
  • İrfan GÜNEY, Ph.D., Prof. Vice Rector
  • Güldal SÜYEN, Ph.D., Prof. Vice Rector, Head of Department of Biophysics, School of Medicine
  • Zeynep GÜVEN, M.D., Prof., Vice Rector
  • Nadi Bakırcı, M.D., Ph.D., Prof., Dean, School of Medicine
  • Murat BAŞ, Ph.D., Prof., Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • İnci USER, Ph.D. Prof., Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts&Sciences
  • Ata AKIN, Ph.D.,Prof., Dean, Faculty of Engineering
  • Uğur ÖZBEK, M.D., Prof., Director of Institute of Health Sciences
  • Mert ÜLGEN, Ph.D., Prof., Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy
  • M. Olcay ÇİZMELİ, M.D., Prof. Director, Vocational School of Health Services
  • M. Emin AKSOY, Assoc. Prof., Director of Vocational School
  • Yeşim Işıl ÜLMAN, Ph.D., Prof., Head of Medical History and Ethics, School of Medicine
  • Cihan URAS, M.D., Prof.
  • M. Oğuz POLAT, M.D., Ph.D., Prof.
  • Ükke KARABACAK, Prof. Dr., Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Uğur SEZERMAN, Ph.D., Prof., Head of Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, School of Medicine
  • Yeşim GÜROL, M.D., Prof., Director of Institute of Health Sciences

DEANS

Dean, School of Medicine Nadi Bakırcı, M.D., Ph.D., Prof.,
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Murat BAŞ, Ph.D., Prof.,
Dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences İnci USER, M.D., Ph.D., Prof.,
Dean, Faculty of Engineering Ata AKIN, Ph.D.,Prof.,
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy Mert ÜLGEN, Ph.D., Prof.,

DIRECTORS

Director, Vocational School of Health Services M. Olcay ÇİZMELİ, M.D., Prof.
Director of Vocational School M. Emin AKSOY, Assoc. Prof.
Director, Institute of Health Sciences Uğur Özbek, M.D., Prof.,
Director, Institute of Social Sciences Yeşim Işıl ÜLMAN, Ph.D., Prof.,
Director, Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences Ata AKIN, Ph.D.,Prof.,
Director, Institute of Senology Cihan URAS, Ph.D.,Prof.,
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